Japanese artist Akie Nakata was drawn to art and nature from a tender age, so it comes as no surprise that she loves combining the two.
Painting mostly animals, she doesn’t adhere to the traditional rules of art making. Her adorable creations aren’t painted on canvas but on small stones and pebbles.
Nakata claims she’s been collecting stones ever since she was young. But then, in 2011, she had a revelation. Finding a stone in a river bank that reminded her of a rabbit, she began her artistic journey.
In her Facebook page, Nakata explains that the stones themselves tell her their story, she simply gives them their life.
According to her, she chooses pebbles that already resemble in shape certain animals. She then paints on them, using acrylic paint. Her adorable looking creations are highly realistic. From small mammals to tiny sea creatures, Nakata makes sure to pour her love into each of her creations.
Scroll down to see some of her work. Which one is your favorite?